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Amanda Palmer on the Art of Asking and What Thoreau Teaches Us about Accepting Love
Amanda Palmer on the Art of Asking and What Thoreau Teaches Us about Accepting Love

“You’re an artist when you say you are. And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected.”

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Bruce Springsteen’s Reading List: 28 Favorite Books That Shaped His Mind and Music
Bruce Springsteen’s Reading List: 28 Favorite Books That Shaped His Mind and Music

From Montaigne’s philosophy to Flannery O’Connor’s short stories, literary anatomy of the creative icon.

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Greil Marcus on What the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll Teaches Us about Innovation and the Art of Self-Reinvention
Greil Marcus on What the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll Teaches Us about Innovation and the Art of Self-Reinvention

How to continually experience “the satisfaction that only art, only the act of putting something new into the world, can bring.”

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Lucinda Williams on Compassion
Lucinda Williams on Compassion

“You do not know what wars are going on down there, where the spirit meets the bone.”

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Jazz Legend Bill Evans on the Creative Process, Self-Teaching, and Balancing Clarity with Spontaneity in Problem-Solving
Jazz Legend Bill Evans on the Creative Process, Self-Teaching, and Balancing Clarity with Spontaneity in Problem-Solving

“The person that succeeds in anything has the realistic viewpoint at the beginning and [knows] that the problem is large and that he has to take it a step at a time.”

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Joni Mitchell on Freedom, the Source of Creativity, and the Dark Side of Success
Joni Mitchell on Freedom, the Source of Creativity, and the Dark Side of Success

“How does a person create a song? A lot of it is being open… to encounter and to… be in touch with the miraculous.”

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